Dr. Harry Kerasidis to Present Latest Findings at NCAA, Georgetown University First-Time Summit on Female Concussions

Today the Georgetown University Medical Center announced the speaking lineup for the first Research Summit on Female Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injury, hosted in part by the NCAA Sports Science Institute, PINKconcussions, US Lacrosse and included neurologist and co-founder Harry Kerasidis, MD as a presenter. Dr. Kerasidis will share his latest findings based on the widely-reported concussion protocol pilot program that began last year on nearly 10,000 student athletes through the Michigan High School Athletic Association. Using the online- and mobile-based XLNTbrain Sport™ program, Dr. Kerasidis has been able to measure differences among male and female athletes. This most…

How Do You Recognize a Concussion? Important Tips From a Neurologist

“By being watchful for the signs and symptoms. This includes disorientation, imbalance, incoordination, confusion, headache, nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound. These can lead to problems with sleeping, problems with mood, and even problems with focus and memory.” — Harry Kerasidis, MD, neurologist with 25 years studying, treating concussion injuries. He is co-founder of XLNTbrain, and author of Concussion-ology: Redefining Sports Concussion Management For All Levels. Of course, the most obvious sign is loss of consciousness. When an athlete lies motionless, do not attempt to move them in any way. If they are unresponsive after 30 seconds, call 9-1-1. However,…

The Sports Quotient: Exclusive Interview with Concussion Neurologist Dr. Harry Kerasidis

Published January 12, 2016 by The Sports Quotient By Gaurav Shastri Concussions are an insanely hot topic in the world of sports, at all levels of the game. It’s even come to light in general pop-culture with the release of the new film, Concussion. The most important thing about concussions though, is education. At the forefront of concussion research is Dr. Harry G. Kerasidis, renowned neurologist and co-founder of XLNTbrain LLC, a sports concussion management program for teams and players in all sports, at all levels. I interviewed Dr. Kerasidis on his background in neuroscience, the biology of concussions,…

Understanding Concussion Repercussions: Brain Drama

By Harry Kerasidis, MD -- Excerpt from Concussion-ology, chapter 8 "Brain Drama." Dr. Kerasidis outlines the critical consequences of the most dangerous question in sports, whether to allow an athlete to "play or sit" after sustaining a possible concussion. From the moment an athlete sustains a hit that bumps the brain against the inner table of the skull, the clock starts ticking. The next few minutes that follow lead to the most serious decision in sports. Because during this period, a number of neurological, physiological, financial and perhaps philosophical, repercussions occur, perhaps with life or death hanging in the balance.…

“Will Smith’s Best…” Says Keith Willis, Former NFL’er; Now Moving Men

By XLNTbrain Team Keith Willis, former tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs, said today the movie Concussion is “Will Smith’s best performance.” Willis wanted to see the movie because of his own personal experiences with the mild traumatic brain injury, and how its affecting the lives of millions of people associated with sports. “We are a generation becoming aware of the problem, and now seeing the effects on players’ lives 20 years later,” Willis said, now operating the MOSS Movement. “I thought the movie really brought the truth to the forefront, and was factual, and will help create…

Does Your Sports Team Comply? 3 Tips to Know, What to Do -- LinkedIn SPECIAL--

By Harry Kerasidis, MD This may surprise to you — because it’s not well-publicized — but your state governs how you handle sports concussions. Every state in America has legislated various concussion-related protocols, concussion tests and procedures for various sports and levels, largely inspired by Washington State’s groundbreaking Zackery Lystedt Law. This begs the question: Does your sports team comply? If we’re all honest, the answer is more than likely no. Even my colleagues and athletic trainers may want to double check, because the concussion laws are being revisited constantly, and I believe stricter laws and enforcement are coming.…